Even though Bomb Girls focuses on the experiences of working women during World War II, Marco’s storyline is an important part of the series. His experience as an Italian man during the war parallels nicely with the female factory workers. We talk about the discrimination Marco faced, his “ladies’ man” status at the beginning of the series, and ultimately his becoming an ally to the Bomb Girls.
As VicMu’s “glamour girl,” Vera’s terrible accident at the beginning of the series really challenges her sense of self-worth. We discuss how Vera copes with that trauma, both as she recovers in the hospital and after she returns to work, as well as her knack for being an office worker and her relationship with Marco.
The poster girl for Victory Munitions, Betty McRae is a hard worker and a loyal friend. We discuss her role at VicMu, the secrets that define her life, and her heroic nature.
As a runaway from an abusive father, Kate is a new girl when she arrives at VicMu in more ways than one. We discuss her strict religious upbringing, her passion for singing, and her relationship with Betty.
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy continues the stories of the characters we fell in love with in the series. In this episode, we talk about our reactions to the long awaited TV movie, and we discuss what Gladys, Lorna, Vera, Kate, Betty, and Marco have been up to.
Gladys Witham is introduced as the rich girl trying to prove herself, but she quickly proves to be the heart of “Bomb Girls.” We discuss Gladys’ relationships with her family, friends, and love interests.
Lorna Corbett is the group mother of Bomb Girls, looking after her girls on the blue shift. We discuss her roles as wife, mother, and floor matron at Vic Mu, and how her prejudices and knee-jerk reactions affect them.